Truck driver killed on spot being crushed by container after losing control

Truck driver killed on spot being crushed by container after losing control


A driver died on scene after he reportedly lost control on the wet downhill, resulting in the truck jack-knifing in Durban.

This, after a collision on the M7 / Hans Dettman Highway in Moseley Park, Durban on Tuesday, 20 September.

DRIVER CRUSHED BY TRAILER 

According to emergency services, Netcare 911, reports indicate that the driver of a reefer container on the trailer load shifted, resulting in the container crushing the driver in the process.

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Image: Netcare 911.

“Medics arrived on the scene and found an adult male stuck in the front cab, he was assessed, however showed no signs of life and was sadly declared deceased on the scene.

“Rescue crews were forced to use the Jaws-of-life to free the driver from the wreck.”

Netcare 911

Netcare said circumstances leading up to the incident will be investigated by the relevant authorities.

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Image: Netcare 911.

CALLS FOR TRUCKS TO BE BANNED IN ZULULAND

Zululand District Municipality Mayor, Thulasizwe Buthelezi has called for trucks that pass through parts of the municipality to be banned between 06:00 and 18:00.

This, after a horrific crash on the N2 Pongola claimed the lives of 20 people on Friday, 16 September 2022.

ALSO READ: WATCH: Dashcam footage of the horrific N2 Pongola crash

Buthelezi said the R34 from Vryheid to Richards Bay and the N2 from Pongola to Richards Bay simply cannot cope with the number of trucks passing these routes on an hourly basis.

Buthelezi also said there is enormous pressure on Zululand’s infrastructure and as a result fatal road accidents have become a daily occurrence.

The route has reportedly been used as an alternate route for trucks travelling to Richards Bay, following the horrific crash on the N2 between a truck and a bakkie that was ferrying pupils.

“We call upon the Minister of Transport to urgently come up with a national strategy to deal with these trucks including limiting their times to travel between 18:00 to 06:00 only,” Buthelezi said.

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